(Cami was hammin' it up for the camera.. I DID not, I repeat DID NOT pose her this way -what a goof)
My sweet Mom had the best idea to write to all her friends and family asking if they would send Cami a card for her birthday. She sent a mass email out and soon her friends were passing the word along to their friends and family.
About a week before her birthday we started getting cards in the mail, then came packages, large envelopes, and more cards-cards-cards! It started to become the best part of Cami's day, walking to the mailbox to check for birthday cards. We saved them all to open on her birthday. As the mail and packages piled up she could hardly stand the wait.
She was so excited when her birthday rolled around. We had so much fun opening all of her cards. It was unbelievable the amount of cards she received, it was well over 150. Complete strangers sent her toys, cards, letters, pictures, cuddly animals, craft stuff, postcards. We got things from England, the Caribbean, Scotland, Australia, Holland, Czech Republic, Africa, Japan, Samoa and all over the USA. It makes me emotional just thinking about how truly kind people are. There are so many GOOD people in this world who have made such a huge difference in our lives.
After opening, reading, and hanging them up Cami said "look how many people love me Mommy". I always read Cami the comments she gets on this blog, but this was something she could see and feel. She was really blown away by how many people support her. It was also very therapeutic for me to feel the love pouring out of each and every letter. The words written were so beautiful, they gave me strength, and lifted me up. It was an overwhelming feeling.
Thank you to everyone who participated in sending Cami a card or getting the word out. She LOVES getting mail, and this really gave her something to look forward to each and every day. When there's not a lot to look forward to, this was HUGE for us!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Because this helped to boost Cami so much, we would like to try and continue to get letters, cards, drawings or postcards for Cami throughout the year. If she gets 1 piece of mail a week she would be THRILLED! Like I said before, having something to look forward to helps so much at this time. Check out how much this helped our friend Millie get through her Chemo treatments here.
If you'd like to send Cami some snail mail, leave a comment with your email address or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you our address.
Thank you all SO very much!!!